H names, Male, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Hernán

Hernán is a Spanish male name, a shortened form of Hernando, the medieval Spanish form of Ferdinand, made up from Germanic elements  fardi (journey) and nand (daring, brave) essentially meaning “dangerous journey” or “brave journey”; alternatively, the first part of the name could be derived from Germanic frið meaning “peace" which would change the meaning to "peaceful journey" or "peaceful traveler". Hernán is… Continue reading Hernán

F names, Male, Old Norse, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Fenno

Fenno seems to be a variant form of Old Norse Finnr meaning "Sámi, Finn, Laplander", a byname used to refer to someone who came from Finland or was part of the Sami people (also known as Lapps). Although the origin behind  finnr is uncertain it has been linked to Old Norse meaning “wanderer”. I've also seen Fenno listed as… Continue reading Fenno

F names, Male, Names from Shakespeare's plays, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Ferdinand

Ferdinand is an Italian and Spanish name made up from Germanic elements  fardi (journey) and nand (daring, brave) essentially meaning "dangerous journey" or "brave journey"; alternatively, the first part of the name could be derived from Germanic frið meaning "peace". Ferdinand is also a surname originating from the given name. Ferdinand was the name of a character in Shakespeare's The… Continue reading Ferdinand

African, Color, Female, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, W names, White, Word names

Wanda

Wanda is a female given name of uncertain origin. It could have derived from Wend, the name of a Germanic tribe.  Though the etymology of the name is uncertain, it has been linked to Germanic *wandern meaning “to wander” deriving from Proto-Germanic *windaną meaning “to wind, to wrap” from Proto-Indo-European *wendʰ- (to wind, to turn). I’ve also seen it linked to Proto-Celtic… Continue reading Wanda

Male, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Seasons, Virtues/Attributes

Somerled

Somerled is a Scottish male name, the anglicized form of Old Norse Somarliðr meaning "summer traveler" or "summer passerby" made up of Old Norse elements sumar (summer) and liðr (to pass by). Somerled also seems to be a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Somarliðr Somhairle (Scottish, Irish) Sorley (Scottish, Irish)  

Color, D names, Female, Gold, Greek mythology, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Doria

Doria is an English female name, likely a twist on either Dora meaning "gift" from Ancient Greek and often used as a nickname for names beginning or ending with dora (Pandora, Dorothy, Isadora, etc.), or it could be a feminine form of Dorian, which comes from the name of an ancient Greek tribe called the Dorians. According to mythology,… Continue reading Doria

Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, W names

Wharton

Wharton comes from an English surname, originally a habitational name for someone who came from any of several places in England; the second part of the name comes from Old English tun meaning "enclosure, settlement" while the first part of the name could be from Waefer meaning "wandering" or "winding"; it could also be derived from Old… Continue reading Wharton

Gaelic, Male, Mythology, Norse mythology, Proto-Indo-European, T names, Thunder/Lightning, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Torin

Torin is a male given name with several possible etymologies: it's an Irish Gaelic name meaning "chief"; it could be related to Irish toirneach meaning "thunder" or Old Irish torann meaning "noise; noise of battle; thunder; tumult); Torin could also be a contracted form of Thorfinn or Torfinn, a Scandinavian male name made up of Thor, the Norse god of thunder whose… Continue reading Torin

B names, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Joy, Names from Shakespeare's plays, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Beatrice

Beatrice is a female given name which comes from Latin Beatrix based on Viatrix meaning "female traveler/voyager" though the spelling was later altered to resemble beatus, which comes from Latin meaning "happy, fortunate, blessed" derived from PIE root word *dew- (to show favor, revere). Beatrice is one of the main characters in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing (1598-1599). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Beatrix… Continue reading Beatrice

E names, Female, Greek mythology, Hebrew, Light, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Eurielle

Eurielle is a female given name of uncertain meaning and origin. It could be the French form of Ancient Greek Euryale, the name of several figures in Greek mythology, including one of the Gorgons. The name means "far-roaming" or "wide-roaming" made up from Ancient Greek eurús εὐρῠ́ς (wide, broad, spacious) and álē ἄλη (wandering) or alúō ἀλύω (to wander… Continue reading Eurielle